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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:53 PM

NRA Threatens ‘Punishment’ For Politicians’ Refusal To Toe The Line

The National Rifle Association is positioning itself for the fight of its life. With this current national push to address gun violence by the majority of the nation, they have put everything on the table…”All In” as their 2012 election motto says. So in looking at them, what do we really see? Three things show up on the surface. First, the NRA is a powerful lobbying organization, gathering tens of millions of dollars from NRA members and, more importantly from gun manufacturers, retailers and special interest groups. They constantly tout their success when it comes to fundraising and leveraging politicians.
Second, they like to show the power of their membership…the grassroots of the NRA and third we see the political and philosophical makeup of those members.

Of Clout and Credibility…

David Keene, CEO of the National Rifle Association says the organization will “punish” Congressmen who don’t toe the NRA line…Congressmen who, in the face of national pressure to solve the problems of gun violence choose to vote to solve the problems and not support the NRA’s intransigent positions. Never mind that, over the past 15 years those intransigent positions have changed, many 180 degrees. Their position on background checks is an example. In 1999 Wayne LaPierre said “it’s reasonable to provide mandatory instant background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere, for anyone.” Today he says it wouldn’t do “any good to extend the law to private sales between hobbyists and collectors.” He called the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) “a failure.”

It brings up the question of influence by a group which has a fluid, often changing set of working principles, those foundation issues with which it threatens Congressmen with the “wrath of the NRA” should they ignore NRA demands.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/21/nra-threatens-punishment-for-politicians-refusal-to-toe-the-line/

Whats Wayne LaPierre going to do? Shoot the politicians?

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meow2u3 Feb 2013 OP
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #1
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #2
Erose999 Feb 2013 #3
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #4
mwrguy Feb 2013 #5
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #6
badtoworse Feb 2013 #7

Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 PM

1. It is time for the sensible voters to target members of Congress who has high rating from NRA.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We need to keep up the fight against the NRA and those who refuse to protect American citizens from gun violence. The prolifers needs to step up and tell the NRA we are going to fight for life no matter what age.

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:04 PM

2. We need to make an NRA "A" rating as popular as a dose of the clap.

The NRA only exists to provide cover for the domestic weapons industry. It's been decades since they provided any real benefit to ordinary Americans.

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

3. Here's my message to the NRA: You have more American blood on your hands than Al Qaeda. Fuck Off


you nasty ass jerks!

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:15 AM

4. +1

 

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:42 AM

5. It is long past time to classify the NRA like we do the KKK

and crush them with the legal system.

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Response to mwrguy (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:50 AM

6. Yes, the NRA SHOULD be treated as a terrorist organization

nt

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:28 AM

7. The NRA has about 4.5 million members

It's hard to believe they could have so much political clout if many millions of other voters did not agree with them.

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